Supporting Energy Audits in Algerian Municipalities


German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) GmbH

Duration March 2021 – July 2021


Given  its  international  commitments  within  the  framework  of  global  climate  negotiations, and in response to local climate challenges, Algeria has set an ambitious program to reduce its CO₂ emissions by about 7 to 20% by 2030. Algerian Municipalities play an important role in the government’s vision to ensure energy transition. They are in need of support in  terms  of  technical  expertise,  methodical  and  strategic  approaches  and  organisational instruments, as well as financial support to design, implement and monitor energy action plans to reach the fixed targets and to evaluate the results.



In this context, the project “Green Municipalities”, funded by the German federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) supports the efforts of the Algerian Ministry  of  Interior, Local Communities, and Territory Planning (MICLAT) to promote the use of Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency in Algerian municipalities. For this purpose, BMZ has commissioned the  “Deutsche Gesellschaft  für  Internationale  Zusammenarbeit  (GIZ) GmbH”  with  the project’s implementation. GIZ will contribute by sharing German and international technical expertise on both, EE and RE, its Know-how in developing and implementing action plans in chosen pilot municipalities, to improve legal, institutional, and financial conditions to reach sustainable results.

Tasks of IREES

  • Preparation of an international benchmark on energy efficiency measures in  municipalities

  • Preparation of the methodological note and proposed work plan with local auditors.

  • Coaching  local auditors  for  the conduction of  the  audits and  the development  of action plans for the municipalities